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Monday, September 12, 2016

9/12/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Sep 12, 2016, 06:47
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Cool and dry yesterday with windy to breezy conditions east of the Cascades. No significant precipitation and a few lightning strikes in far NE Washington. Light initial attack with the Elmer City fire reported at 2,000 acres on the Colville Agency. NW Team 7 (Knerr) assuming command on the Rock Creek fire.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest2 (9/2)
National2 (9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
111
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 2 (OR: 0, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres11 fires for 2,003 acres300 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 6 fires for 1 acre
WA: 5 fires for 2,002 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 69 new fires
New large incidents: 5
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 12
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Elmer City WA-COA-000129. ICT4. 1 mile North of Coulee Dam. Start 9/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 2,000 acres. Grass and Light Timber. Unknown containment. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs and short-range spotting. Evacuation notices, road, and area closures in effect.
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Rock Creek WA-OWF-000495. IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr). 12 miles NW Naches, WA. Start 9/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 904 acres (+300). Timber. 10% containment. Active fire behavior with isolated runs, torching and short-range spotting. Evacuation notices, road, trail and area closures in effect. Transfer of Command to NW Team 7 (Knerr) at 0600 today.
Old Lady Creek WA-SPD-000497. 21 miles E of Goldendale, WA. Start 9/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 1,300 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and Brush. Limited Information. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component).

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Windy conditions in Southern Oregon and east of the Cascades today. A warm and dry late summer pattern will prevail across the region through much of the remainder of the week with cool mornings. Significant fire potential remains at normal levels through this week with no lightning ignition triggers.



National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:

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